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Ursula K. Le Guin on vinyl! "Music and Poetry of the Kesh"

yesterdayHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Ursula K. Le Guin's "Always Coming Home" (1985) is a combination novel and anthropological study of the Kesh, a culture that "might be going to have lived a long, long time from now in Northern California." Early editions of the book included a cassette of faux "field recordings," indigenous songs, and other audio of the Kesh. Show More Summary

The Book Review Podcast: Lisa Halliday on ‘Asymmetry’

Halliday discusses her debut novel, and Naomi Novik and Gerald Jonas remember the life and work of Ursula K. Le Guin.

Our Back Pages: Notes From the Book Review Archives

In which we consult the Book Review’s past to shed light on the books of the present. This week: Francine Prose on Ursula K. Le Guin.

No Time to Spare: Thinking About What Matters, by Ursula Le Guin

Review by Melanie Holmes In No Time to Spare: Thinking About What Matters, Ursula K. Le Guin gives us a collection of her last published thoughts. After its release, at 88, Le Guin died just thirty-three days later.  Known for her science...Show More Summary

Ursula K. Le Guin on Art, Storytelling, and the Power of Language to Transform and Redeem

3 weeks agoHumor / odd : Brain Pickings

"One of the functions of art is to give people the words to know their own experience... Storytelling is a tool for knowing who we are and what we want."

Shorties (The Legacy of Ursula K. Le Guin, February's Most Anticipated Albums, and more)

The Village Voice examined the literary legacy of Ursula K. Le Guin. The A.V. Club previewed February's most anticipated albums. January is Largehearted Boy's annual fundraiser month. If you enjoy the site and and appreciate the work that goes into...

Remembering Ursula Le Guin, the true wizard of Earthsea

3 weeks agoArts : Prospero

URSULA LE GUIN was a world-builder. Her creations had as much solidity as any realist fiction, although her work could usually be found on the science-fiction shelves. She understood that story was about possibility.

The Night Ursula K. Le Guin Pranked The Patriarchy

In 2003, she became the second woman to receive the sci-fi title of Grand Master. Her knockabout acceptance stunt was the summa of a brilliant career.

INTERESTING STUFF – 27 January 2018

3 weeks agoHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

URSULA K. LE GUIN DIES AT 88 How odd that in the past couple of weeks, we discussed Ursula K. Le Guin's most recent book of essays. Her family announced this week that she died at home in Portland, Oregon,...

Ursula K. Le Guin

Topic: Authors Oct 21, 1929 - Jan 22, 2018 Ursula K. Le Guin accepts the National Book Foundation's Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters at the 65th National Book Awards on November 19, 2014.

The Utopias of Ursula K. Le Guin

The revolutionary science fiction author Ursula K. Le Guin, who passed away January 22, understood something important about ideal worlds and societies: Utopia is not perfection. Utopia is process. It is reflection and adjustment, learning and growth. Show More Summary

Ursula K. Le Guin, 1929–2018

Her work was that of a complete person of letters and an important public intellectual -- Read more on

My Mother and Ursula Le Guin

To my mother and many women like her, Ursela Le Guin was the feminist writer that inspired them. The post My Mother and Ursula Le Guin appeared first on Ordinary Times.

Ursula Le Guin: In Your Dreams, In Your Ideas...

1. I am writing this on Virginia Woolf's 136th birthday. Ursula K. Le Guin, who died a few days ago, was a lifelong reader of Woolf's work, and the trace of Woolf's writing and thinking can be found not only throughout Le Guin's essays, but also in her fiction, different as it is in style and substance from Woolf's own. Show More Summary

Books newsletter: Dave Eggers' latest, goodbye to Ursula K. Le Guin and more in books

Hi, I’m Carolyn Kellogg with the latest Books newsletter from the L.A. Times. THE BIG STORY Dave Eggers has proven his hand at fiction and children’s books, screenplays, literary journals and literacy nonprofits. For his latest project, the nonfiction book “The Monk of Mokha,” he tells the story...

Why Le Guin’s science fiction surpasses mere thought experiments

On the passing of a hugely imaginative and popular writer who also provided science fiction and fantasy with a conscience


@UTASEnglish: Ursula K. Le Guin in 1987, turning down an offer to blurb an all-male sci-fi...

Ursula K. Le Guin: The Legacy of a Fantasy Legend

4 weeks agoHumor / odd : Geekosystem

Ursula K. Le Guin's legacy will carry on as one of the greatest minds in the genre and a groundbreaking example of women's ability to craft stories.

Poetry: For Ursula

A poem by the Nebula Award-winning fantasy writer Naomi Novik, in remembrance of Ursula K. Le Guin.

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